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  • Scoop: THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW CHRISTMAS SPECIAL on CBS - Today, December 25, 2015

    12/25/2015 3:48:21 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 30 replies
    BWW ^ | Dec 25 2015 | BWW News Desk
    Brighten up the holidays with THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, a new one-hour special featuring two newly colorized back-to-back episodes of the classic series to be broadcast Friday, Dec. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. The special features the heartwarming "The Christmas Story" and "The Pickle Story," two episodes considered favorites by fans and the general public alike. Each is newly colorized to match as closely as possible to later episodes of the series that were actually filmed and broadcast in color. The main titles and end credits of the two episodes are seamlessly combined into...
  • The Joint Commission Continues to Poison the Medical Spider Web

    05/21/2015 11:46:26 AM PDT · by Rona Badger · 1 replies
    The American Medical Money Machine ^ | May 21, 2015 | James R. Goldberg
    Why Do We Blindly Dance to the Same Old Music? Continuing our examination of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JC), you’ll find the story is very complex. But, in the end, if one follows the money, the real WHY behind the JC is quite simply GREED. The JC is one of the main spiders, unseen by most, who continue to spin this deadly web at our expense. They have powerful partners with executives who enjoy virtual immunity from one of the greatest protection rackets of all time. It turns out that my suspicion of the JC is...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 October 2014

    10/19/2014 4:26:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 147 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 October 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 19th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health; Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman; Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., head of the Democratic National Committee; Tim Murphy, R-Pa.; and Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Fauci; Sens. Bob Casey, D-Pa., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Fauci; Richard Umbdenstock, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association; Dr. Robert...
  • Group: Airman denied reenlistment for refusing to say 'so help me God'

    09/05/2014 10:14:27 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    Air Force Times | September 4, 2014 | Stephen Losey
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  • American Heart Association presses for strict federal controls on e-cigarettes

    08/26/2014 12:05:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 26, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The American Heart Association says e-cigarettes are dangerous gateway products that cause nicotine addiction and should be subject to strict federal controls for minor-aged use. The group published its statement into the journal Circulation. Among its views: Ban e-cigarettes for minors, tightly regulate the product’s marketing and ban vapors that have flavors because they entice youngsters to try the product, Medical News Today reported.
  • Hobby Lobby: Trying to get DemProgs to understand what it means (Read the hypothetical scenario)

    07/07/2014 6:06:41 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies ^ | 7-5-2014 | Bookworm
    Impressed by the ill-informed hysterical reaction that my “real me” Facebook friends had to the Hobby Lobby decision, I explained to them that the decision is very narrow and will not (a) ban contraceptives across America and (b) lead to anti-gay lynch mobs. Here’s a slightly revised version of my Facebook post, which still failed to satisfy their paranoia and inability to understand the law. I’ve also added a little hypothetical that might open their minds. (No, don’t say it. It’s improbable, but not impossible, that a DemProg mind can open). The Hobby Lobby decision addresses one thing only: whether...
  • Atheists Force Woman to Remove Cross Honoring Dead Son

    03/08/2014 9:38:16 AM PST · by Jacob Kell · 98 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | March 8, 2014 | Bobby Eberle
    There has been so much news lately of schools, organizations, and individuals being harassed by atheist groups, but this one sets a new low. In this case, a grieving mother erected a roadside cross where her son was killed, and now an atheist group has forced her to take it down. What is wrong with these people??? As reported by The Press Enterprise, a roadside cross was erected for 19-year-old Anthony Vincent Devaney who in May 2012 was killed crossing a street. A complaint prompted the American Humanist Association in Washington, D.C., to intervene, contending the placement of the symbol...
  • Coffee as medicine? Japanese scientists show it improves blood flow

    11/20/2013 5:15:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 20, 2013, 4:22 p.m. | Karen Kaplan
    The next time you take a coffee break, you might want to consider a triple espresso. The extra caffeine will help get your blood flowing—and possibly reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. A study presented Wednesday at the American Heart Assn.’s Scientific Sessions meeting offers new evidence that coffee boosts the function of small blood vessels in people who are already healthy. …
  • Flashback: Obama's Campaign to Transition to Single Payer Health Care (VIDEO)

    10/30/2013 10:23:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | October 29, 2013 | by Kerry Picket
    President Barack Obama made it no secret he was a proponent of a single payer health care system in America when he first came on to the national scene. However, he explained to his supporters over the years that a "potential transition" would be necessary to break away from the current system. Interestingly, as the implementation of the Obamacare exchanges face problems and millions begin to lose coverage from their private insurers, something President Obama promised would not happen, Democrats and their liberal allies are now beginning to suggest a single payer system as a solution to the rickety exchanges....
  • New timeline for origin of ancient Egypt [RC dating of 1st dynasty]

    09/04/2013 6:17:13 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 3, 2013 | Rebecca Morelle
    A team from the UK found that the transformation from a land of disparate farmers into a state ruled by a king was more rapid than previously thought. Using radiocarbon dating and computer models, they believe the civilisation's first ruler -- King Aha -- came to power in about 3100BC... Lead researcher Dr Michael Dee, from the Research Laboratory for Archaeology at the University of Oxford, said: "The formation of Egypt was unique in the ancient world. It was a territorial state; a state from which the moment it formed had established borders over a territory in much the same...
  • GOP Sees Obamacare Solicitations as New Scandal Facing White House

    05/25/2013 5:17:04 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 24, 2013 | By Todd Beamon
    Just as the Obama administration continues to reel from three major scandals, Republicans are zeroing in on yet one more — this one involving Obamacare as it nears implementation. GOP legislators are targeting Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the solicitations she made to some of the nation’s top insurance companies and other groups for donations to Enroll America, the nonprofit group charged with selling Obamacare to the public. “Our guys on the Hill think this is the fourth scandal,” Republican strategist Matt Mackowiak told Reuters this week. “It fits into that narrative Republicans are building not only about incompetence...
  • Old but relevant: Bain part-owner Clear Channel

    01/10/2012 6:38:08 PM PST · by NoPrisoners · 62 replies
    Clear Channel Corporate ^ | April 18, 2007 | Clear Channel
    San Antonio, Texas, April 18, 2007 – Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE: CCU) today announced that it has entered into an amendment to its previously announced merger agreement with a private equity group co-led by Bain Capital Partners, LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., providing for an increase to $39.00 per share in the price shareholders will receive in cash for each share of Clear Channel common stock they hold. This is an increase from the previous price of $37.60 per share in cash.
  • Atheist Group Takes "Godless Holiday" Campaign Nationwide

    12/02/2009 12:37:38 PM PST · by Between the Lines · 27 replies · 891+ views
    CNS News ^ | December 01, 2009 | Matt Cover
    The American Humanist Association is expanding its “Godless Holiday” advertising campaign to five major American cities this Christmas -- taking its message of a holiday season without religion nationwide for the first time. The ads read: “No God -- no problem! Be good for goodness’ sake. Humanism is the idea that you can be good without a belief in God” and feature several people in red and white Santa hats. The new ads come on the heels of an AHA campaign last year which asked “Why believe in a God?” and featured ads on public transit in Washington, D.C. Previously,...
  • A-ha to break up after 25 years

    10/16/2009 2:24:28 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 53 replies · 1,520+ views
    BBC News ^ | 15 October 2009 | no byline
    Pop group A-ha have announced they are to call it a day, just months after achieving a top 10 album in the UK. "We've literally lived the ultimate boy's adventure tale," the group, which formed 25 years ago, said. The trio added that the split would allow them to pursue "other meaningful aspects of life, be it humanitarian work, politics, or whatever else". The Norwegian band scored international hits with The Sun Always Shines On TV and Take On Me in the 1980s. Their most recent album, Foot Of The Mountain, marked a return to their synth-pop roots after a...
  • Oprah's 'aha moment' catchphrase lands her in legal dispute

    04/26/2009 4:04:46 PM PDT · by paudio · 13 replies · 1,287+ views
    yahoo ^ | 4/25/09
    Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Oprah Winfrey is at the centre of a legal battle with the bosses of an insurance company over the use of her signature catchphrase-the "Aha moment". The talk show queen is known to use the popular phrase for a revelation on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' and in her O magazine, reports Contactmusic. However, now the same catchphrase has landed the media mogul in a dispute with executives at Mutual of Omaha Bank.
  • Experts now recommend hands-only CPR

    03/31/2008 7:17:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 786+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Mar. 31, 2008 | STEPHANIE NANO
    You can skip the mouth-to-mouth breathing and just press on the chest to save a life. In a major change, the American Heart Association said Monday that hands-only CPR - rapid, deep presses on the victim's chest until help arrives - works just as well as standard CPR for sudden cardiac arrest in adults. Experts hope bystanders will now be more willing to jump in and help if they see someone suddenly collapse. Hands-only CPR is simpler and easier to remember and removes a big barrier for people skittish about the mouth-to-mouth breathing. "You only have to do two things....
  • Anglican Bishop Attempts to Evict Orthodox [Anglican] Congregations

    06/25/2004 7:26:16 PM PDT · by ahadams2 · 6 replies · 168+ views
    ACIC via listserv ^ | 25 June 2004 | Rev. Ed Hird
    Press Release: The Anglican Communion in Canada. Anglican Bishop Attempts to Evict Orthodox Congregations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2004 The Anglican parish congregations of Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church, Pender Harbour (formerly St. Andrew’s) and St. Simon’s, Deep Cove received notices threatening eviction from the Rt. Rev. Michael Ingham, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster. Bishop Ingham told the leadership of these churches that, unless they “reconsider the actions” taken, they are “to seek alternate worship space for those whom you lead.” A third congregation, Richmond Emmanuel Church, (formerly Emmanuel Church, Richmond) received a “Notice of Closure”...
  • Rosie O'Donnell & Charlie Sheen Bail: Big Hit for Conspiracy Theories

    05/28/2007 1:46:35 PM PDT · by bigdcaldavis · 10 replies · 1,419+ views
    Natiuonal Ledger ^ | May 27 2007 | Julie Pike
    Rosie O'Donnell was quit 'The View' this week after an on air brawl with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Now Charlie Sheen may bail on the 9/11 documentary "Loose Change" according to a new report. It was a double dose hit for the conspiracy theorists, at least among recognizable names that might have been able to get their message out on network television. Rosie had been ready to have William Rodriguez and the "Loose Change" crew on the ABC morning talk show. They were scheduled for a Thursday appearance which would have been a day after the huge fight Rosie had with...
  • A Passion for Pain

    02/26/2004 6:03:26 PM PST · by Hank Kerchief · 51 replies · 349+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | Feb. 26, 2004 | Reginald Firehammer
     A Passion for Pain There is a peculiar aspect of all religions that glorifies and embraces pain, suffering, and torment as virtues. The glorification of suffering is certainly not missing from the Christian religion, recently and wonderfully illustrated by Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ.In my criticism [Passion Prattle] of Rebecca Hagelin's praise for the film as an, "artistic achievement beyond any scale you could imagine," I compared the brutality of Gibson's created images to the real thing depicting the atrocities of Sadam Hussein and the Taliban to point out how the religious, revolted at images of today's sadistic...
  • Accused Terrorist Wrote School Guidelines with ACLU

    01/05/2004 12:51:41 PM PST · by jent · 39 replies · 6,909+ views
    BlessedCause ^ | 1/5/04 | Jen Shroder
    Accused Terrorist Wrote Public School Guidelines with ACLU [over 23 references linked below] Abdurahman Alamoudi, President of the American Muslim Council, supporter of Hamas, Hezbollah and accused of ties with Osama bin Laden, helped develop "Religious Expression in Public School" with the ACLU which holds the copyright. Launched by Clinton in 1995, these "Presidential Guidelines" greatly impact public schools today. Nadine Strossen, President of the ACLU, refers to these guidelines as the authority to support the ACLU’s lawsuits restricting Christmas celebrations and removing Nativity scenes from public schools. School districts are pressured to utilize Clinton’s guidelines which he sold to...
  • Bush Inspired by His Mexican Housekeeper

    05/21/2006 4:13:45 PM PDT · by notes2005 · 189 replies · 3,906+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May 21, 2006 | NewsMax
    President Bush has always been drawn to stories of Latino immigrants who came up by their bootstraps, and he has one inspiring example close to home, report Senior White House Correspondent Richard Wolffe, White House Correspondent Holly Bailey and Assistant Managing Editor Evan Thomas in Newsweek's May 29 issue (on newsstands Monday, May 22). Mexican-born citizen Maria Galvan, 53, has worked for Bush, looked after his daughters, befriended his wife and won the affection of the first family for her loyalty, decency and hard work. As governor of Texas, Bush encouraged his housekeeper to become a U.S. citizen. Galvan got...
  • Subway: The New King of Junk Food

    04/08/2006 7:29:41 AM PDT · by Cvengr · 194 replies · 3,940+ views
    What's the largest fast junk food chain in the country? Wrong. It's not McDonald's. It's Subway. Subway overtook McDonald's last year in the United States and now has 15,874 locations in the U.S. compared to 11,533 for McDonald's. Worldwide, Subway has 21,528 restaurants in 75 countries. McDonald's has more than 30,000 restaurants in 119 countries. Subway founder Fred DeLuca says he wants 30,000 outlets worldwide by 2010. Of course, Subway would not want you to think that it is not a fast junk food chain. In fact, the privately held firm has overtaken McDonald's by riding a wave of publicity...
  • Parents Worry About Forced Sex Education in Public Schools

    02/23/2006 9:36:12 PM PST · by Coleus · 35 replies · 1,123+ views
    National Catholic Register ^ | 02.19.06 | GAIL BESSE
    BOSTON — Theresa Breguet’s 7-year-old son could be exposed to a radical sex education program if Massachusetts lawmakers enact two bills backed by Planned Parenthood.  Under the proposal, 4- to 11-year-olds will be taught the “correct terminology for sexual orientation (such as heterosexual and gay and lesbian) “and be able to “describe different types of families,” according to the Massachusetts Comprehensive Health Curriculum Framework. Students from 14-18 will learn about “possible determinants of sexual orientation” and confidentiality laws concerning “reproductive health problems.” Potential requirements like those brought hundreds of people to a legislative hearing in the Massachusetts State House Jan....
  • A special message from the Department of Troll Control, come and get it!

    01/12/2006 8:39:35 AM PST · by dhls · 6,335 replies · 37,707+ views
    Department of Troll Control | Another Ignorant Troll
    Fellow Americans, there comes a time every mans life when we must give up ourselves before we are worthy to recieve. There comes a time in this war on terror when in order to protect liberty, we have to give it up in the mean time for safty. That's right folks. Today, Americans have forsaken the creator for the creation and have decided that they would value our "civil liberties" than protecting western civilization and rich white people from the tender mercies of radical Islamic terrorists. Selfish liberals insist and whine that Bush has no right to spy on Americans...
  • ZOT this Fashist!

    02/08/2006 12:53:07 PM PST · by fingerlakestennesee · 197 replies · 7,796+ views
    In this war freedom should come first not after! In New Hampshire the Motto is Live free or Die! I don't need Bush spying on law abiding americans and taking our freedoms. Anyone who surrenders a square inch of freedom to the government in the name of saftey is a traitor and should be treated like one! Let the Bush Fashists all drop dead! Filthy Commys! LET FREEDOM RING!
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this “staunch Bush supporter.”)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bush’s giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNM’s current thinking is Bush doesn’t spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: it’s a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bush’s job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...

    12/27/2005 10:42:05 AM PST · by proud republican woman · 569 replies · 16,623+ views
    Freeper | December 27, 2005 | Proud Republican Woman, zotted by Archpriestess Helga, Church of the Viking Kittens
    After reading all of the crap that people have been saying regarding Adult Private Social Clubs, I felt that I had to post an article and give my opinion. I am sick and tired of all the religous groups that are saying that there are drugs, prostitution, minors, non-consenting people, and just immoral people at these clubs! First of all, who do these people think they are to decide what is morally right or wrong for me? I believe that I have a good set of morals. I am a law abiding, tax paying citizen, I work full time and...
  • Two drugs with FDA warnings may benefit some heart failure patients

    02/13/2005 2:39:27 PM PST · by trussell · 17 replies · 511+ views
    American Heart Association ^ | 02/07/2005 | Silio E. Inzucchi, M.D.; Yongfei Want, M.S.; Edward P. Havranek, M.D., JoAnne M. Foody, M.D.; and Ha
    Journal Report 02/07/2005Two drugs with FDA warnings may benefit some heart failure patients  DALLAS, Feb. 8 – Two drugs that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns against using in many heart failure patients may benefit some people with diabetes who have heart failure, according to an observational study in today’s Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.“Our study found that patients with heart failure and diabetes who were prescribed one or both of two types of diabetes drugs — metformin and thiazolidinediones — had lower death rates than those who did not receive these drugs,” said lead author Frederick...

    11/20/2004 11:27:51 AM PST · by forest · 16 replies · 1,481+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #326 ^ | 11-21-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Who is scaring the "Lemmings for Kerry" crowd? Quite obviously, someone on the left is stirring up problems: rumors of Republican vote fraud, a divided nation, psychological problems among the Kerry followers, people wanting to move to Canada, etc., etc Qui bono? Who profits from the nation becoming divided? What uncaring group would cause harm among the less stable in society this way? When one stops to consider that whatever group starting these problems has both a grass roots and media following, it tends to narrow things down some. Nonetheless, I must admit that the Lemmings for Kerry are great...
  • Psychologists blast Rush Limbaugh for mocking traumatized Kerry voters [HA!]

    11/16/2004 3:38:10 AM PST · by johnny7 · 149 replies · 5,634+ views
    BocaNews ^ | Tuesday, November 16, 2004 | Sean Salai
    Post Election Selection Trauma is a real problem, Florida clinicians sayMental health officials in South Florida blasted Rush Limbaugh on Monday, saying the conservative talk show host’s offer of “free therapy” for traumatized John Kerry voters has made a mockery of a valid psychological problem.“Rush Limbaugh has a way of back-handedly slamming people,” said Sheila Cooperman, a licensed clinician with the American Health Association (AHA) who listened Friday as Limbaugh offered to personally treat her patients. “He’s trying to ridicule the emotional state this presidential election produced in many of us here in Palm Beach County. Who is he to...
  • Dozens More Kerry Supporters Flock To Florida Therapists ("Post-Election Stress Disorder." AHA Sez)

    11/10/2004 11:01:16 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 50 replies · 2,746+ views ^ | 11/10/04 | Sean Salai
    More shocked John Kerry supporters on Wednesday sought psychological help with “post-election selection trauma” in South Florida, prompting the American Health Association to officially release symptoms of the disorder and open its doors for free counseling. “When someone commits suicide in New York and Kerry’s loss is even slightly connected, it’s serious,” Rob Gordon, executive director of the AHA, told the Boca Raton News. “There’s a lot of older Democrats here and they outnumber Republicans and you don’t want an epidemic of suicides with the elderly. So our counseling center is now open free to those with post-election selection depression,...
  • Experts Set a Lower Low for Cholesterol Levels

    07/12/2004 11:48:01 PM PDT · by neverdem · 37 replies · 5,302+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 13, 2004 | GINA KOLATA
    Federal health officials yesterday sharply reduced the desired levels of harmful cholesterol for Americans who are at moderate to high risk for heart disease. The new recommendations call for treatment with cholesterol-lowering drugs for millions of Americans who had thought their cholesterol levels were fine. Already more than 10 million people take the drugs. But now, more should start, the recommendations say. For people at the highest risk, they suggest that the target level of L.D.L., the type of cholesterol that increases the likelihood of heart disease, should be less than 100. That is 30 points lower than previously recommended....
  • New Risks Tied to Hormone Therapy

    06/28/2004 8:02:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies · 2,841+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 29, 2004 | NA
    WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) - Hormone replacement therapy may be especially dangerous for older women with diabetes, researchers said Monday. A group of doctors led by Barbara Howard, president of MedStar Research Institute in Washington, studied 423 women past menopause who had atherosclerosis, a hardening of the arteries. The women who had abnormal glucose tolerance - meaning that they had diabetes or a precursor - and who took hormones had changes in their blood suggesting they had a higher risk of heart disease, Dr. Howard's team reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The study was based on an...
  • Alcohol's Benefits Extend to Hypertension

    03/23/2004 6:56:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 48 replies · 427+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 23, 2004 | DAVID TULLER
    Men with high blood pressure who drink moderate amounts of alcohol are less likely than nondrinkers to die of cardiovascular ailments like heart attacks and strokes, researchers reported yesterday. The study's findings suggest that moderate drinking not only has protective cardiovascular effects for the general population, as previous studies have shown, but that it is also protective for people who already have hypertension. The results are significant, the researchers said, because heavy drinking can contribute to high blood pressure, and some doctors warn hypertensive patients to avoid alcohol altogether. "There are plenty of people who seem to have the impression...
  • Life at the MLA

    01/02/2004 8:50:55 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 14 replies · 592+ views
    From The New Criterion Vol. 22, No. 5. ^ | January 2004 | Not Provided
    The jury is still out in the great contest for the most discredited academic organization in America. The contenders are many. The competition is fierce. Almost every discipline in the humanities and social sciences has fielded an impressive team. Anyone who has attended an annual meeting of the College Art Association knows how adept many academic art historians have become at substituting hermetic sermons about race, class, gender, and other items on the agenda of cultural politics for any concern with the substance of art. The American Historical Association has done yeoman’s work as well, often transforming the study of...
  • Democrats rip GOP plan for Medicare competition

    11/14/2003 9:07:22 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 4 replies · 128+ views
    Sun Times ^ | 11/14/03 | David Espo
    Republican congressional leaders struggled Thursday to shelter their emerging Medicare prescription drug legislation from the rising opposition of Senate Democrats and the recalcitrance of a powerful GOP committee chairman. ''This program is untested. It's untried. ... It's playing roulette with the lives of senior citizens,'' said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), taking aim at a feature that would put traditional Medicare in direct competition with new private insurance plans beginning in 2010. But if Democrats argued that the call for competition went too far, Rep. Bill Thomas, the lead House negotiator over months of negotiations, argued it didn't go far...
  • Study: Sept. 11 Attacks Cause Rise in Heart Attack

    11/12/2003 5:39:20 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 3 replies · 169+ views
    Reuters to My Yahoo! ^ | Wed Nov 12, 2003 | Anon
    ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Heart attack cases surged at one Brooklyn hospital after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, which supports the idea that psychological stress can be a trigger, doctors reported on Wednesday. Several studies have shown that stress of various kinds can increase the risk of heart attack, but the study shows a direct link between a traumatic event and heart attack in a large population. New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn treated 35 percent more heart attacks than usual in the 60 days after the attacks and 40 percent more cases of serious arrhythmia, Dr. Jianwei Feng and...

    10/06/2003 10:47:57 AM PDT · by Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS · 34 replies · 342+ views
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | October 2003 | Henry M. Morris, Ph.D.
    Despite the growth of many mega churches and the seemingly endless proliferation of parachurch organizations (including numerous new ministries promoting the creationist revival), there also has been significant growth in humanist and other anti-Christian activities. There has also been a great upsurge of Islam and other religions in countries all over the globe, not to mention the growth of cultic and occultic pseudo-Christian organizations in great variety everywhere. The world religious situation is in sad confusion, despite revivals of sorts in Africa, South America, and elsewhere. From the Biblical perspective, too frequently, "the god of this world [that is, Satan]...
  • Historians Shift Policy on Plagiarism

    05/31/2003 6:39:45 PM PDT · by D. Brian Carter · 27 replies · 300+ views
    AP ^ | May 31, 2003 | By JENNIFER C. KERR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's largest group of professional historians has scrapped the way it handles plagiarism allegations, doing away with secret proceedings in an effort to spotlight problems when they arise. The American Historical Association decided to end its 15-year practice of adjudication, where complaints were heard, discussed and decided behind closed doors. The focus now will be to educate historians, students and the public. The change comes after high-profile plagiarism cases involving historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and the late Stephen Ambrose, as well as former New York Times reporter Jayson Blair. On Saturday, The New York Times reported...
  • AHA Responds to Atkins Study Reports

    11/19/2002 4:35:15 PM PST · by Hugin · 7 replies · 263+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | 11/19/02
    1 hour, 33 minutes ago Add Health NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Concerned about the attention garnered by a small study of an Atkins-like low carbohydrate diet, the American Heart Association (news - web sites) issued a statement Tuesday emphasizing their guidelines, which recommend fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meat, fish, poultry and low fat dairy products as part of a healthy diet. "Media reports about a small study funded by the Robert C. Atkins Foundation may have created the erroneous impression that the American Heart Association has revised its dietary guidelines," according to the statements. "This is not the...